A Mirror to Machaut

by Samuel Blaser Consort in Motion

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    In their second release, celebrated Berlin-based Swiss trombonist’s Euro-American band find common ground between avant jazz and the sophisticated court music of medieval masters Machaut and Dufay. Blaser takes a varied approach to the material, from faithful transcriptions to recompositions that freely adapt formal elements of the originals. The band members, long recognized for their contributions to jazz and beyond, play with a relaxed refinement that occasionally erupts in joyful abandon. Benoît Delbecq’s glowing audiophile production and Blaser’s colorful arrangements establish a continuity of mood and feeling that gives the record broad appeal. Blaser is ranked #7 on the Downbeat Critics Poll this year for trombone (August issue).

    Samuel Blaser, trombone
    Joachim Badenhorst, bass clarinet, clarinet, tenor saxophone
    Drew Gress, double bass
    Russ Lossing, piano, Rhodes, Wurlitzer
    Gerry Hemingway, drums, percussion

    Check the beautiful trailer made by Mathieu Mastin:
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RZzLH4c2N0

    Samuel Blaser compositions and arrangements: SUISA
    Produced by Benoît Delbecq Executive producer: Tony Reif
    Recorded by Jean-Paul Gonnod at Studio de Meudon, France,
    February 19-20, 2013
    Steinway technician: Bernard Faulon
    Mixed by Etienne Bultingaire and Benoît Delbecq at PlushSpace, Paris,
    April 1-2, 2013
    Mastered by Djengo Hartlap at Artlab
    Front cover/inside folder photography: Jean-Baptiste Guillemin
    Design and back cover/CD photography: Jordan Bent
    Consort in Motion photo: Cees Van de Ven; left to right: Drew Gress, Gerry Hemingway, Russ Lossing, Samuel Blaser, Joachim Badenhorst
    Video “making of” by Mathieu Mastin
    Samuel Blaser is a Yamaha artist.

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    complete scores (manuscripts) of A Mirror to Mahchaut (10 charts). Does not include Cantus Planus for solo piano.

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    Copies of the manuscripts: Cantus Planus for solo piano

    "Cantus Planus" is a solo piano piece that I wrote for Russ Lossing. The composition is based on the structure of a plainchant written by Guillaume Dufay. I worked here with a limited amount of compositional material: the rhythm is the same throughout the totality of the piece but used in three different degrees of transformation and speed. Therefore with that idea in mind, I was able to create an acceleration and a deceleration to go back to the initial tempo.

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released August 13, 2013

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